September 21, 2018
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Forty percent of Lancaster City residents identify as Hispanic or Latinx, which is reflected in our staff. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating our Hispanic employees and will feature a handful of them on our blog throughout the coming weeks. First up is Israel "Izzy" Velazquez, one of our dedicated firefighters.  Position: My position is 1st driver of Truck 2 at Lancaster City Bureau of Fire. But no, really, what does that position do? I'm responsible for driving my crew to the scene of all calls we are... read more
September 20, 2018
Hispanic business owners are invited to join Mayor Danene Sorace for a breakfast event on Monday, Oct. 15 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The breakfast will take place in Council Chambers in City Hall, 120 N. Duke St. The event marks the culmination of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Taking place from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions made by Hispanic and Latin Americans to the United States and celebrates their heritage and culture. “We are appreciative of our Hispanic business owners. This event gives the City of Lancaster a special opportunity to... read more
September 19, 2018
Lancaster city residents are invited to join the Community Police Planning Group for an input session regarding updates to the use of force policy at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 N. Duke St. The Lancaster City Police Department’s Policy Manager, Eric Leanza, will be available to explain the differences between the old and new policies. Breakout groups will be facilitated by community leaders representing a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations.  To view the old use of force policy, revised version, and a summary of key changes, and provide... read more
September 18, 2018
Moving forward, Lancaster City will adhere to Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority's curbside recycling guidelines. To address the contamination issue, and ensure curbside recycling is sustainable, we are going “back to the basics” with the following four materials: 1) Corrugated cardboard (like shipping and packing boxes)  2) Metal food and beverage cans 3) Plastic bottles and jugs with a neck 4) Glass bottles and jars Mixed paper, newsprint and chipboard will not be accepted curbside, however these materials, along with others, can be dropped off at the Recycling Drop-Off... read more
September 18, 2018
DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. As of Friday September 21, 2018, at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 1370, 1383, 1388, 1396, 1420, 1421 Arcadia Rd. All Businesses at 1397 Arcadia Rd.  401 Service Rd.  All Businesses at 501 Service Rd.  1373 and 1417 Manheim Pk.  411 W Roseville Rd. Your water is safe to drink and we have lifted the boil water advisory. We are pleased to... read more
August 31, 2018
As of this week, the School District of Lancaster is back in session, in full swing! So we're featuring David Ruiz, one of our School Resource Officers. SROs are sworn officers that are assigned to a school, which helps foster a safe learning enviroment for students and teachers, and builds positive relationships between students and law enforcement. What is your position? School Resource Officer But no, really, what does that position do? It’s best described as a triad of responsibilities; law enforcement/school safety, law education in classroom settings, and finally informal counselor/big... read more
August 29, 2018
City offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO street cleaning. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed 1 day. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday and so on for the remainder of the week through Saturday. Reminder that yard waste collection will take place September 4 through 8. Customers should put yard waste out with their trash and recycling on the delayed day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-... read more
August 20, 2018
Lancaster City residents are invited to join community groups, the City of Lancaster and the Lancaster City Police Department for a town hall regarding police-community relationships on Thursday, August 23 at Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave. from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The forum, which will include round-table discussions for attendees, will be facilitated by Rev. Roland Forbes, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Fran Rodriguez. This is the first in a series of community input meetings regarding police-community relations planned by the Community Police Planning Group... read more
August 7, 2018
Great neighbors are an essential part of strong neighborhoods, but many great neighbors go unrecognized by those who don’t live on the block. Now is your chance to honor the great neighbors around you! Nominate a neighbor for Neighbor of the Month using the form at www.cityoflancasterpa.com/neighbor-month. Each month, a new neighbor will be selected by Mayor Sorace. Winners will receive $50 in Downtown Dollars, courtesy of the Lancaster City Alliance, and will be featured here on our blog. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, however they should be submitted by the 1st of the month... read more
August 2, 2018
DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. As of Thursday  August 2nd, 2018 at 7:25 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 1689, 1683, 1677, 1684, 1690, 1696 Valley Forge Rd. 495 Saratoga Rd. 501, 511, 517, 523, 510, 516, 522, 528 Yorktown Rd. 1673, 1679 Colonial Manor Dr. Your water is safe to drink and we have lifted the boil water advisory. We are pleased to report the problem has been corrected... read more

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